Jessica Coon (she/her)

Academic title(s): 

Professor, Department of Linguistics
Canada Research Chair in Syntax and Indigenous Languages

Jessica Coon (she/her)
Contact Information

1085 Dr. Penfield, Room #221
Montréal, QC

Email address: 
jessica.coon [at]
Office hours: 

Summer/22 | By appointment 


PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Areas of expertise: 

Syntax, Morphology, Mayan, Algonquian, Field Methodology, Language Documentation and Revitalization.

Selected publications: 

Full Publication Listing

Agreement and Anti-Agreement Across Languages; SSHRC Insight Grant; Jessica Coon (PI); 2017–2022

The Nature of Parameters: Representing Language Universals and Language Variation; SSHRC Insight Grant; Lisa Travis (PI), Richard Compton, Jessica Coon, Henry Davis, Ileana Paul; 2016–2021

Pragmatics and Language Revitalization: Using Evidentiality in Mi’gmaq to Explore the Interface Between Grammar and General Reasoning; SSHRC Insight Grant; Alan Bale (PI), Jessica Coon and Elizabeth Allyn Smith; 2016–2021

Siawinnu’gina’masultinej: Mi’gmaq Language Learning and Teaching Across the Lifespan in Listuguj; SSHRC Insight Grant; Mela Sarkar (PI), Beverly Baker, Jessica Coon, Constance Lavoie, Teresa Strong-Wilson; 2013–2019

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